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A Flash Flood Of Colour [CD]

Enter Shikari Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ambush Reality
  • ASIN: B005UQO122
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,352 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. System... [Explicit] 1:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. ...Meltdown [Explicit] 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sssnakepit [Explicit] 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Search Party [Explicit] 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Arguing With Thermometers [Explicit] 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Stalemate [Explicit] 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Gandhi Mate, Gandhi [Explicit] 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here [Explicit] 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Pack Of Thieves [Explicit] 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hello Tyrannosaurus, Meet Tyrannicide [Explicit] 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Constellations [Explicit] 5:010.99  Buy MP3 


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Third studio album by the British post-hardcore band. The album debuted at #4 in the UK Albums Chart and features the singles 'Sssnakepit' and 'Gandhi Mate, Gandhi'.

BBC Review

A look over the news headlines since Enter Shikari released their debut album, 2007’s Take to the Skies, is to see a world that seems to be in freefall. Virtual economic meltdown, the crisis in the Eurozone, ongoing Orwellian overseas conflicts, riots in England’s major cities, endless austerity programmes the end date of which stretch years into the distance. Take your pick. What is surprising about the music made by British rock bands during this period is how few of them find room on their lyric sheets to sing about what is happening on the streets around them. Enter Shikari should be given credit for attempting to take the temperature of our troubled times and framing this in musical form.

In many ways A Flash Flood of Colour stands as a companion piece to Punk & Poetry, the album released last year by The King Blues, the only other mainstream-breaching British rock band concerning itself with the news of the world. But whereas The King Blues are Class War, Enter Shikari are more Occupy London; not so much people who wish to smash the windows of the Supreme Court, but who desire to call time on a capitalist system draining a world made up of finite resources. When coupled with music listened to – consumed, if you like – by young people, such a narrative can lead to groans from listeners convinced that pop and politics do not mix. This is fine, but be sure that frontman Rou Reynolds’ well-rounded and forcefully articulated sentiments are more arresting than, say, contemporaries You Me At Six’s tales of boy hating girl because girl just doesn’t, like, understand him.

To accompany this roused rabble is music that remains inventive in a way that deserves more credit than its creators seem to receive. From the mad mash of Arguing With Thermometers to the more reflective Constellations, the group’s melding together of dance music, metal riffs, punk energy and vocals that sound English rather than Californian make A Flash Flood of Colour not only a compelling effort, but an appropriately named one to boot.

--Ian Winwood

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly impressive 30 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
I'd always, rather patronisingly, thought of ES as a bit of a kid's band and never really gave them much consideration, but when a friend of mine who's a dreadful music snob found himself hooked on 'AFFOC' it occured that perhaps I was being rather snobbish myself and investigated this, Enter Shikari's third album and I must say that I'm exceptionally pleased that I did.

A Flash Flood of Colour couldn't more perfectly describe this album; the music is positively effervescent & energetic like a force of nature.

There is a pervading Dubstep feel to the record which is a perfect fit for Enter Shikari; aggressive, futuristic & above all immense fun.

With so many genuinely brilliant, inventive & well written songs on one tracklisting, pointing out favourites seems rather pointless.

To conclude; I defy anyone with either a rudimentary appreciation of music or an open mind to dislike this album, three records in and ES finally have taken to the skies and what is most exciting about that is that AFFOC just screams of further untapped potential.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My boyfriend loves this 14 Aug 2013
By bin
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Bought this as a present for my boyfriend.
He loves it. The CD case is made of cardboard.
Better for the environment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album 1 July 2013
By Bullet
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One of my top 5 albums of all time! That's praise coming from a music nut, who listens to and loves a lot of music
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 23 Feb 2014
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The title of this review says all I need to, but this is a great album. I've listened to this album hundreds of times and it is a go to album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shikari deliver 24 July 2013
By BS
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Although not my favourite Shikari album you still cannot fault them. It's true their sound has changed a lot, especially since Take to the Skies, but they still give an interesting mix of music perfect for the more broadminded music lovers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an epic CD by an epic band 9 July 2013
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I bought this CD on my birthday and I got it 2 days after and now I have got it I can't stop listening to it. I love all 11 songs on the disk
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mind blowing! 20 May 2013
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This band is wicked awesome, it has the most amazing and touching lyrics, it speaks to me in so many levels and has been saving me from madness since ever! Love it love it love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 3 May 2013
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Such an amazing band. Had to buy this album after seeing them live for the second time. Incredible! Would recommend!
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